Is the Internet Destroying Your Brain? Test It and See.

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Prancer, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Prancer

    Prancer Jawwalking Staff Member

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  2. Quintuple

    Quintuple papillon d'amour

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    So I'm not as bad as I thought?
    Test 1, 2 blue: 100%
    Test 1, 6 blue: 100%

    Test 2

    And here I thought I was rotten through and through, addled with ADD and an overwhelming world!
     
  3. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

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    Not the internet, but mental pause is my excuse and I am sticking by it! :D
     
  4. immoimeme

    immoimeme my posts r modded

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    Distractibility: 92%, no matter if there were 2 blue rectangles or 6

    Switching between letter and numbers: 2086 milliseconds to answer
    Repeating the same task: 2165 milliseconds to answer
    Additional time for switching: - 79 milliseconds
    Higher numbers than even low AND high multitaskers!!

    I was having trouble remembering what is a vowel and what is a consonant. I haven't been asked that in so long, I sort of forgot LOL
     
  5. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Not distractable, and missed only one on the second (for much the same reason I immoimeme--I was blanking on consonant/vowle and odd/even.) Slower on reacting, I think partially because I am half-asleep and partially because I sometimes don't "see" what's on the left side of screens.
     
  6. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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    First Focus test I got perfect....second test I got over 2000ms for just about all of the letters. I did better on the numbers lol
     
  7. shah

    shah Shhh...

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    75% with 2 distracters, 92% with 6 of them...so maybe I'm not a wreck yet ;)...
     
  8. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    Hm. 92% when there were two blue rectangles, and 100% when there were six. Not bad.
     
  9. Capella

    Capella Guest

    What does it say about me when I don't understand the results? :eek: On the switching test, my "additional time" is negative (-176 ms).
     
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  10. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    You're stupid.

    Just kidding but I couldn't resist.
     
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  11. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

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    She did ask. :rofl:


    I didn't either
     
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  12. lash

    lash New Member

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    I would have done better but I kept getting distracted by the TV :shuffle:
     
  13. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    :wuzrobbed
    On the test 1, there was sometimes only one image...So, I couldn't know if there was change between the two images !!!!
     
  14. millyskate

    millyskate Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club! I got - 960 ms on the switching time, at my first attempt :shuffle: .

    The second time I took the test, my results fit roughly with the "high multitaskers" :slinkaway
     
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  15. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

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    I did much better on the second test (very close to the low multitaskers) when I did it without the TV blaring and the cats running around.
     
  16. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    OK, the first time I took the focus test, I scored a 92 and an 89...but I thought the whole first run of 24 and I didn't see some of the examples cause I got bored. I suppose my inability to read directions is an indication that I'm easily distracted :p I went back and took it for reals, and got 100 for both. I also didn't notice that the blue bars had gone from 2 to 6 until I read the results :shuffle:

    The letter/number thing was harder, but I think that has to do with how I process numbers v. letters. It was very easy for me to make snap calls on the numbers because for me even/odd and right/left are easy to map. Since there are only 5 vowels (and what to do if it's a y? :lol: ) and they're not in order, I had to think harder about the letters. I also blanked a couple of times when they showed whether to look at number or letter and guessed based on the pattern. Surprisingly, I got all of the answers right, although my time sucked.
     
  17. BlueRidge

    BlueRidge AYS's snark-sponge

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    I'm too distracted to get around to clicking on the link...